Research Projects

As well as offering archaeological research services to its clients, York Archaeology  conducts and facilitates research projects in a number of priority areas, drawing on its in-house expertise and working in partnership with a range of organisations in the UK and overseas.

York Archaeology’s research strategy sets out its priorities, building on a track record of devising frameworks in collaboration with wider research communities; working with universities on AHRC– and EU-funded projects to support access to our collections; and finally publishing hundreds of monographs on its archaeological investigations.

Research Frameworks

York Archaeology works in partnership to develop frameworks for future research projects. We have also identified a number of priority areas in our research strategy.

Social History

Social History projects aim to enhance understanding of the lived experiences of all members of society both past and present. Using archaeological investigation in combination with community engagement, oral histories as well as a range of research methods, York Archaeology’s activities have generated a considerable resource for social history research. 

The York Collection

For more than five decades we have painstakingly recovered through excavation evidence of countless past lives.

Finding the Future

Between 2015 and 2017, grants from Arts Council England’s Museums Resilience programme funded two years of projects to develop York Archaeology’s access and research strategy for its collections. Finding the Future produced original research on a range of topics, from prehistory to the present

University Collaborations

York Archaeology collaborates with researchers and academic departments in a variety of fields (archaeology, education, museum studies, public history) to advance its research strategy while also disseminating new research to its audiences.

The Archaeology of York Web Publications

The Archaeology of York Web Publication series details some of the excavations and research undertaken by York Archaeology from the early 2000s.